• October 10, 2014  

    One’s a global icon. The other is largely unknown, even in his home country. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, have been leading advocates for the rights of children on issues like child slavery and universal education. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations about the significance of their activism. Continue reading

  • October 9, 2014  

    After a record number of young, unaccompanied migrants from Central America started to arrive in the U.S., the White House pledged millions of dollars to help address the problem where it started. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia examines U.S.-funded programs like community centers that are designed to decrease crime in and stem migration from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Continue reading

  • October 9, 2014   BY  

    The first step to overcoming temptations, like eating the marshmallow, is figuring out what makes us “hot.” All of our behavior is localized, says “The Marshmallow Test” author Walter Mischel, and our vulnerabilities are no exception. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2014   BY  

    Teachers thought that African American students were 47 percent, and Hispanic students were 42 percent, less likely to graduate college than white students, the report said. Continue reading

  • October 6, 2014  

    The debate over the health risks of high school football has escalated since three student players died in a week. PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs talk to the football team at T.C. Williams High School in Virginia for their response. Then Gwen Ifill sits down with Steven Broglio, director of the NeuroSport Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan to discuss the risks to young athletes. Continue reading

  • September 30, 2014  

    Special nursing home units are set up to care for people, both young and old, who depend on constant life support to survive, but whose families hope that someday they may recover. Joanne Faryon of inewsource, a San Diego-based journalism nonprofit, reports from California on the impossible choice that loved ones face, as well as the costs of keeping these patients alive. Continue reading

  • September 26, 2014  

    For the many unaccompanied minors who have crossed into the United States from Central America fleeing violence and poverty, most end up waiting months, or even years, as their cases go through court. While they wait for the backlogged immigration system to address their claims to stay in the U.S., they enroll in school. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on how Florida educators are responding. Continue reading

  • September 22, 2014   BY  

    The researchers found that physical activity is only one part of what kids like about playing, and that regimented physical play built around fitness doesn’t satisfy all needs for many kids, or meet their own definition of “play.” “By focusing on the physical activity aspect of play, authorities put aside several aspects of play that are beneficial to young people’s emotional and social health,” said the study’s supervisor, Professor Katherine Frohlich. Continue reading

  • September 16, 2014  

    According to a new Gallup poll, the majority of Americans believe teacher preparation should be more rigorous. But what’s the best way to teach teachers? Jeffrey Brown sits down with Elizabeth Green to discuss her book, “Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone),” and the different ways to initiate best practices. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2014  

    For children across the country, returning to school means eating mass-produced lunches. But Oakland, California, is implementing an ambitious plan to transform their lunch program to provide healthier, locally-sourced food. Jake Schoneker and his student journalists at Media Enterprise Alliance report the story as part of our Student Reporting Labs Network. Continue reading